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Merritt Island
  • Town in Florida

Merritt Island Residents

Merritt Island Residents Overview

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Population
36,532
Unemployment Rate
2.6%
Poverty Rate
10.9%
Non-Citizens
1.8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the people who live in your area?
Based on 11 responses
  • Middle-class
    82%
  • Average
    18%

Merritt Island Demographics

Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  12%
Racial Diversity
  • White
    83%
  • Hispanic
    8%
  • African American
    5%
  • Two or more races
    2%
  • Asian
    1%
  • Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Other race
    0%
  • American Indian or Alaska native
    0%
Gender
  • Female
    51%
  • Male
    49%
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    23%

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Income

Median Household Income
$64,865
National
$62,843
Household Income Brackets
  • <$25k
    17%
  • $25-$44k
    17%
  • $45-$74k
    23%
  • $75-$149k
    30%
  • $150k+
    14%
Median Individual Income
$31,806
National
$31,133
Individual Income Brackets
  • <$15k
    26%
  • $15-$34k
    28%
  • $35-$64k
    24%
  • $65k+
    22%

Community

Poll
83%
of residents say there is a good sense of community. 12 responses
Poll
79%
of people say LGBT residents are somewhat accepted. 14 responses
Poll
What is the most helpful tip for a new resident to know before moving to your area?
Based on 10 responses
  • Air conditioning is required most the time
    50%
  • Sand will be EVERYWHERE all the time!
    20%
  • Get involved on the Island!
    10%
  • Learn to love the outdoors!
    10%
  • near waterways, bring your kayak!
    10%

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